Ok, folks. I know we’ve been been married for slightly more than a month and that some of you might find this slightly confusing, so let me lay it out for you.
Mrs. Geoffrey Michael doesn’t live here. In fact, she doesn’t exist.
Mrs. Michael is Geoff’s mom. Or possibly one of Geoff’s two sisters in law. She is patently NOT me.
Mrs. Hopkins is my mother.
I am Ms. Kelly Hopkins.
I did not take Geoff’s last name. I am not going to take Geoff’s last name.
Assuming that I did or that I am going to is ignorant, rude and, at best, old fashioned. I am tired of having to explain over and over again to the same people that I am still, and shall remain, Ms. Kelly Hopkins. Interestingly, Geoff’s tired of it as well. He’s also completely fine with the fact that I kept my name and we’re the only two people in the whole world to whom this should matter. Hm. Funny how that works.
For those of you who were at the wedding and were paying attention we were consistently announced as Geoff and Kelly. At no point were we announced as Mr. & Mrs. Michael. There was a reason for that.
From this point forward mail addressed to Mrs. Geoffrey Michael, Geoffrey & Kelly Michael, or Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey Michael shall be returned to sender unopened.
I am offended that people so casually disregard my intent and my very identity. This is who I am, who I choose to be, and who I shall remain. If you have a problem with it, keep it to yourself.
Comments are not allowed on this post. This is not open for discussion and this is not up for debate.
~Ms. Kelly Hopkins